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Archives: January 2020

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]

Calls for more softwood planting in Germany

   The proportion of softwood trees in German forests is dropping, as more hardwood planting started decades ago for [...]

Overview of the Russian plywood market; demand and price evolution

   Russian plywood sales in the domestic market fell on average by 24.5% from 2014 to 2018;  [...]

UPM might close Chapelle mill in France

In September 2019, UPM announced plans to sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France.      [...]

Central European bark beetle crisis puts pressure on Estonian timber prices

   Timber prices in Estonia have started rapidly falling from their spring-time high;   Estonian wood prices [...]

Mayr-Melnhof to invest EUR 130 million in a cross-laminated timber plant

Austrian company Mayr-Melnhof will invest € 130 million on new cross-laminated timber production plant at the company's site [...]

U.S. lumber company allegedly found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

     An investigation by Timberleaks has found that New Orleans, Louisiana-based Robinson Lumber Company has a [...]

Finland’s forestry industry paralyzed by strikes

Some 9,000 workers at Finnish paper mills will start a three-week strike this Monday after wage talks broke [...]

Vietnam becomes Japan’s main pellet supplier

The earthquake, tsunami and resulting damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on [...]

Sawmill closures in New Zealand as overseas market subsidies inflate log prices

Sawmills in New Zealand find it hard to be profitable when overseas competitors can benefit from subsidies, the main timber [...]